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Arne Dankers

Full name: Arne Dankers
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: June 1, 1980 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Calgary Speed Skating Club, Calgary (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Husband of Kerry Simpson.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Speed skater Arne Dankers won a silver medal in the men's team pursuit at his only Olympic appearance at the 2006 Winter Games, but his career in the sport extends back to the age of eight, when he first began to train for speed skating competitions. He began competing internationally at the 1998 World Junoir Championships and joined the national team in 2001, after winning bronze in the 10,000m at that year's Canadian Allround Championships. He followed this up with silver in the same event, as well as the 5,000m, at the Canadian Single Distance Championships in 2002. At the time of his retirement in early 2009, he held the Canadian records in the 3,000 m, 5,000 m and 10,000 m events, and had claimed eight World Cup podium finishes and seven World Championship medals. He had previously been a member of the world record-holding Canadian team in the team pursuit event. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Calgary and has donated his time as an ambassador for Right to Play in Rwanda.

Personal Bests: 500 – 37.58 (2007); 1000 – 1:11.08 (2005); 1500 – 1:44.01 (2007); 3000 – 3:41.96 (2005); 5000 – 6:14.01 (2005); 10000 – 13:10.58 (2005).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2006 Winter 25 Torino Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Canada CAN 17
2006 Winter 25 Torino Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Canada CAN 5
2006 Winter 25 Torino Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Canada CAN 9
2006 Winter 25 Torino Speed Skating Men's Team Pursuit (8 laps) Canada CAN 2 Silver

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
2006 Winter 25 Torino Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 17 1:48.42 25.30 52.12 1:19.58

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
2006 Winter 25 Torino Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 5 6:21.26 19.43 48.43 1:17.76 1:47.51 2:17.31 2:47.40 3:17.56 3:47.89 4:18.25 4:48.84 5:19.49 5:50.32

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 4c 8c 1.2k 1.6k 2k 2.4k 2.8k 3.2k 3.6k 4k 4.4k 4.8k 5.2k 5.6k 6k 6.4k 6.8k 7.2k 7.6k 8k 8.4k 8.8k 9.2k 9.6k
2006 Winter 25 Torino Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 9 13:23.55 35.31 1:05.93 1:37.12 2:08.62 2:40.46 3:12.14 3:43.97 4:15.93 4:48.05 5:20.21 5:52.37 6:24.32 6:56.02 7:27.75 7:59.45 8:31.57 9:04.11 9:36.70 10:09.04 10:41.35 11:13.72 11:46.03 12:18.64 12:51.20

Men's Team Pursuit (8 laps)

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
2006 Winter 25 Torino Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Round Final A 2
2006 Winter 25 Torino Speed Skating Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat 2 1
2006 Winter 25 Torino Speed Skating Canada CAN Qualifying Round 1